Shakespeare buffs, actors and ordinary citizens in England turned out to honor an extraordinary American actor this week. Ira Aldridge came from New York to England in the 1820s and became one of the best Shakespearean actors of his day. He was black and had to overcome intense hostility. Nevertheless, he persisted.
The newly added aluminum cladding used to cover London's Grenfell Tower is being blamed for the fire's rapid spread. Planning documents reveal the material was used in order to make the flats look better from the luxury apartments nearby.
"Brainwashed." That's how Darren Grimes describes many Britons of his age group who voted to remain in the EU. Grimes, who runs a website touting the benefits of Brexit, says Britain will be much better off on its own.
This month, England launched one of the most ambitious computer education programs in the world. Every child from 5 to 16 will now learn computer programming, and advocates say it's not only vital but easier than you might think to teach schoolkids how to code.
In 1989, musician Peter Gabriel launched Real World Records as a way to give international artists wider exposure. Now 25 years later, the label is still going strong. One of their most influential bands, Afro Celt Sound System, blended Irish airs and African beats in a dance-y, original style.